2008

Dara McGrath
Boundaries


Boundaries is an on-going project that documents the transitional state of borders and checkpoints within the European community, that have been decommissioned over the last number of years. The images strive to evoke the connection between E.U. borders and ones own ‘local borders’: ideas of inclusion and exclusion, identity within ones own community and the relationship within the wider sphere of the European context.

About the Artist
McGrath is a documentary photographer. His lens-based work engages with a variety of themes through contemporary society. His interest lies in exploring the transitional lives of spaces, those in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment often intersect, and where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. In ‘Between the Lines’ his major work to date focused on the Borders of Europe that have spun out its own history while confronting the condition of their contiguity. In 2005 he obtained a Masters in Visual Arts Practice. He is the recipient of the 2003 AIB Arts Prize. In 1999 he was awarded the ‘Pepinieres Europeennes pour Jeune Artistes’.